Bill Cosby Issues Statement, Protesters Expected At Cobb Show

first_img ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party 0:55 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List An audio version of this story.0:55Bill Cosby is scheduled to perform at Cobb Energy Center on Saturday night.And not everyone is happy.Some protesters plan on showing their opposition to the legendary comedian.“We are using our right to free speech to tell the world the truth of these women and people can decide for themselves,” says Brandy Betts, with the group We Support the Survivors of Bill Cosby.Some of those protesters on Saturday will be alleged victims of Cosby.Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by dozens of women; although he’s never been charged with any sort of crime.This week he issued a video statement to his fans in metro Atlanta from a PR firm briefly explaining why he’ll be taking the stage.“I’m going to perform because I love it when you laugh,” he says. “I love it when you smile.  I love it.”Other cities have recently canceled Cosby shows because of the allegations. For Whom The Bell Rings Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Share Related Storieslast_img read more

Solicitation effort nets suspect, 32, 15-year sentence

first_img Vavasseur must register as a sex offender for 10 years. BEAUMONT — Judge Raquel West has sentenced Kirt Vavasseur, 32, to 15 years in prison for second-degree online solicitation of a minor.Vavasseur was also sentenced concurrently to 10 years in the Institutional Division in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on three other charges of online solicitation related to the same investigation.In an issued statement, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office said that shortly before Halloween 2017, law enforcement assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force conducted Operation “Trick or Treat” to target individuals attempting to prey on children over the internet. A task force member posed online as a 14-year-old girl named “Jane” and Vavasseur contacted her. Vavasseur told “Jane” he was 16 and not long into their conversation, Vavasseur sent “Jane” four pictures of himself and his genitals. Over the next month, they exchanged sexually explicit messages and he asked her to meet him in person.On Nov. 27, Vavasseur made plans with “Jane” to meet at a store in Fannett where law enforcement identified him and later arrested him on four charges of online solicitation of a minor.Three of the cases were third-degree felonies, with a range of punishment of two to 10 years in TDC. The fourth case was a second-degree felony with a punishment range of two to 20 years TDC because of Vavasseur’s attempt to meet with “Jane.”last_img read more

Canada to Modernize Port Saint John’s Westside Terminals

first_imgThe governments of Canada and New Brunswick are providing more than CAD 136 million (USD 105.1 million) in funding to modernize Port Saint John’s Westside terminals.The project involves upgrading and consolidating the Rodney and Navy Island terminals to allow the port to accommodate larger vessels.New operational systems and technology will also be installed to enhance cargo-handling capabilities.“Once complete, the work will help ensure the port can support growth and meet increasing demand,” according to the government of Canada.Port Saint John port handles an average of 28 million tonnes of diverse cargo annually and harbours cruise ships in the Canada–New England market.The total estimated cost of this project is CAD 205 million, with CAD 68.3 million coming from the government of Canada through the New Building Canada Fund’s National Infrastructure Component, and CAD 68.3 million coming from the Province of New Brunswick.Port Saint John will cover the remainder of the project costs.last_img read more